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July 17, 2015 Senators: 'Terrible Failure Of Our Promise To Veterans And Taxpayers' When GI Bill Benefits Wasted On Questionable Institutions Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 14, 2015 Bustos Supports Bipartisan Effort to Assist Homeless Veterans Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
July 10, 2015 On Fiftieth Anniversary Of The Vietnam War, Durbin Honors The Men And Women Who Served Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 9, 2015 Bustos Continues Efforts To Put Veterans Back To Work Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
July 9, 2015 Quigley, Bustos Continue Efforts to Put Veterans Back to Work Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
July 8, 2015 Bustos Votes for Bipartisan Effort to Ensure Veterans Receive Official ID Card Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
June 30, 2015 Letter to Megan J. Brennan, United States Postmaster General - Support Veterans and "Stamp Out PTSD" Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
June 30, 2015 Quigley, Democratic Whip Hoyer Visit Rags of Honor Rep. Mike Quigley Chicago, IL
June 25, 2015 Politico Magazine - Congress at War: The Capitol Hill Ranks on Why They Enlisted and What It Means Now Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
June 25, 2015 Politico Magazine - Congress at War: The Capitol Hill Ranks on Why They Enlisted and What It Means Now Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
June 24, 2015 Durbin Joins Carper & Blumenthal To Introduce Legislation To Protect Veterans And Military Students Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 24, 2015 Durbin Leads Members Of Congress In Calling On VA To Investigate ITT Tech - The Third Largest Recipient Of GI Bill Benefits Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 23, 2015 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
June 23, 2015 Hultgren Cosponsors Bill to Ensure Vietnam Veterans Receive Health Benefits for Diseases Linked to Agent Orange Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
June 23, 2015 Bustos Announces $200,000 in Funding for Homeless Veterans Across Central Illinois Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
June 19, 2015 Rep. Lipinski Introduces Resolution Calling for the Proper Retirement of Worn American Flags Rep. Daniel Lipinski Unknown
June 15, 2015 Il Delegation Targets Revolving Door In St. Louis VA Leadership Rep. Mike Bost Washington, DC
June 11, 2015 Durbin And Duckworth Introduce Bipartisan Servicemember Student Loan Affordability Act Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 8, 2015 Huddle: Stanley Cup Wager Rep. Randall Hultgren Unknown
June 3, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee - Pending Health Care Legislation Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
June 2, 2015 National Gun Violence Awareness Day Rep. Robin Kelly Washington, DC
May 26, 2015 Daily Southtown - Southland Remembers Nation's War Dead Rep. Daniel Lipinski Unknown
May 23, 2015 Huddle: Trouble in the Skies Rep. Randall Hultgren Unknown
May 22, 2015 The Fallen Served for Our Freedom Rep. Janice Schakowsky Unknown
May 22, 2015 Bustos Seeking Wounded Warrior Fellow For Rock Island Office Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
May 21, 2015 Bustos Introduces "Hero Street USA Commemorative Coin Act" To Honor Local Veterans & Families Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
May 21, 2015 Dedication of the LGBT Monument in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
May 21, 2015 Kirk Veterans Bill with Whistleblower Protections and Record Funding for Veterans' Care Passes Appropriations Committee Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 20, 2015 LGBT Veterans Monument At Lincoln National Cemetery Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 19, 2015 Shimkus Votes for Veterans Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
May 19, 2015 Kirk-Led Veterans Affairs Bill Funds Veterans' Care at Record Level Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 19, 2015 FY2016 MilCon-VA Appropriations Bill Clears Senate Subcommittee Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 18, 2015 Dold Announces Support for Bill to Provide Care to Veteran Survivors of Sexual Assault Rep. Robert Dold Lincolnshire, Il
May 15, 2015 House Approves $120 Million For Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center In North Chicago Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
May 11, 2015 Kane County Chronicle - Forum addresses VA Department reforms; Hultgren hosts event in Geneva Rep. Randall Hultgren Unknown
May 7, 2015 Rep. Paul Cook Introduces Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
May 7, 2015 Duckworth And Cook Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Help Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
May 1, 2015 Foster Votes Against Underfunding Veterans' Care Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
May 1, 2015 House Moves Quickly on Annual Appropriations Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
April 30, 2015 Honoring the 416th/412th Theater Engineer Commands and Engineer Commands Association Memorial Wall Dedication Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
April 30, 2015 Rep. Bost Votes to Increase Veterans' Funding, Improve Medical Care at VA Facilities Rep. Mike Bost Washington, DC
April 30, 2015 Dold Statement On House Passage of Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Spending Bill Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
April 29, 2015 Foster Commemorates Workers Memorial Day 2015 Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
April 29, 2015 Congresswoman Kelly Statement on Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month Rep. Robin Kelly Unknown
April 26, 2015 New Appointment on Commission Dedicated to Advancing Religious Freedom and Human Rights Rep. Randall Hultgren Unknown
April 24, 2015 Davis Statement on VA Expanding Choice Program Eligibility Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
April 24, 2015 Durbin, Foster, McMorris Rodgers Urge Congress To Act To Ensure All Veterans Get The Benefits They Deserve Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
April 23, 2015 Senators: Education Secretary Must Shine A Light On For-Profit College Loophole That Harms Veteran And Military Students And Taxpayers Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
April 21, 2015 U.S. Rep. Cartwright, Senators Durbin and Murphy Introduce Legislation to Meet Demand for High-Quality Prosthetic Care for Veterans Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
April 21, 2015 Durbin, Murphy, Cartwright Introduce Legislation To Meet Demand For High-Quality Prosthetic Care For Veterans Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
April 21, 2015 Durbin, Murphy, Cartwright Introduce Legislation to Meet Demand for High-Quality Prosthetic Care for Veterans Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
April 20, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran Affairs - Improve Veterans Claims Process Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
April 20, 2015 Durbin Announces More Than $674,000 In Federal Funding To Assist Homeless Veterans In Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
April 13, 2015 Durbin Honors World War II Veteran With Service Medals Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
April 8, 2015 Bustos Helps Lead Bipartisan Effort to Increase Veteran Employment & Improve Crumbling Infrastructure Rep. Cheri Bustos Unknown
April 7, 2015 Congressman Young Unveils Bipartisan Veterans Jobs Bill Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
March 30, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran Affairs - Veterans Access Choice and Accountability Act Rep. Rodney Davis Unknown
March 30, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran Affairs - Veterans Access Choice and Accountability Act Rep. Mike Bost Unknown
March 30, 2015 Reps. Davis, Bost Call on VA to Close Choice Program Loophole Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
March 25, 2015 Congresswoman Duckworth Requests Funds for Orthopaedic Research to Assist Wounded Servicemembers and Veterans Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
March 24, 2015 VA Answers Bustos' Call to Improve Access to Healthcare for Veterans Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
March 24, 2015 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Defense, and Pete Visclosky, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Defense - Funding Request for the Gulf War Illness Research Program Rep. Daniel Lipinski Washington, DC
March 24, 2015 Kirk Applauds VA Decision to Improve Veterans Choice Program Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
March 24, 2015 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Defense, and Pete Visclosky, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Defense - Funding Request for the Gulf War Illness Research Program Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
March 24, 2015 Letter to Chair Rodney Frelinghuysen and Ranking Member Peter Visclosky of the Defense Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee - Funds for Orthopaedic Research Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
March 20, 2015 Letter to Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the Financial Services Committee - Hearings on Ending Homelessness Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
March 18, 2015 Letter to Charlie Dent, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Regulated Agencies, Sanford Bishop, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Military Construction - Funding for the President's budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical and Prosthetic Research Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Unknown
March 18, 2015 Letter to Charlie Dent, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Regulated Agencies, Sanford Bishop, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Military Construction - Funding for the President's budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical and Prosthetic Research Rep. Janice Schakowsky Unknown
March 18, 2015 Letter to Charlie Dent, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Regulated Agencies, Sanford Bishop, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Military Construction - Funding for the President's budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical and Prosthetic Research Rep. Bobby Rush Unknown
March 12, 2015 Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
March 5, 2015 Durbin, Baldwin Introduce Expansion Of VA Caregiver Program That Could Help Thousands More Veterans And Their Families Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
March 4, 2015 Bustos Urges VA to Improve Access to Care for Veterans Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
March 3, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veteran Affairs - Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the Veterans Choice Program Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
March 2, 2015 Davis Votes to Improve Veterans' Care and Hold the VA Accountable Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
Feb. 27, 2015 House Passes Quigley Amendment to Provide Support for Teachers Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2015 Senator John McCain and Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge VA Secretary Robert McDonald to Rectify Problems with Choice Card Eligibility and Fully Implement VA Reform Legislation Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Choice Card Program Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
Feb. 18, 2015 Cassidy Introduces Bill To Help Veterans Gain EMT Licenses Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2015 Duckworth Diary: February 17, 2015 Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
Feb. 17, 2015 The New York Times - Veterans in Congress Bring Rare Perspective to Authorizing War Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2015 Honoring the 42nd Anniversary of the Release of American POWs from Vietnam Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2015 Congresswoman Duckworth's Statement on President's Signature of Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
Feb. 11, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran Affairs - Reducing Backlogs Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2015 Congress Sends Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill to White House Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2015 Admiral Robert Harper Shumaker on the 50th Anniversary of His Capture Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2015 Bustos Invites VA Secretary to Region to Update Local Vets on Efforts to Reduce Backlog & Improve Care Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Feb. 4, 2015 Pass a Veterans Jobs Bill Rep. Robin Kelly Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2015 Bustos Applauds Step Forward In Ending Epidemic Of Veteran Suicide Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2015 Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2015 Bipartisan Veterans Suicide Prevention Legislation Introduced by Duckworth Passes Senate and is Headed to President's Desk for Signature Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
Jan. 29, 2015 ICYMI: Hire More Heroes Act Passes Senate Finance Committee Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
Jan. 29, 2015 Blog: Frontlines to Lifelines Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
Jan. 28, 2015 Kirk Introduces Bipartisan Bill Improving Health Care and Providing Jobs for Veterans Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Jan. 24, 2015 Kirk: Frontlines to Lifelines Program Gives Veterans Opportunity to Care for their Fellow Veterans Sen. Mark Kirk North Chicago, IL
Jan. 20, 2015 Kirk Response to State of the Union Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Jan. 16, 2015 Duckworth Diary: Friday, January 16th, 2015 Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Jan. 14, 2015 Bustos Encourages Illinoisans To Participate In "Valentines For Veterans" Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Jan. 13, 2015 Walz, Miller, Duckworth Bill to Address Veteran Suicide Passes House Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Jan. 13, 2015 Foster Invites Constituents to Participate in "Valentines for Vets" Rep. Bill Foster Aurora, IL
Jan. 13, 2015 Rep. Lipinski Helps Pass Veterans' Suicide Prevention Bill Rep. Daniel Lipinski Unknown
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